Today in disaster resilience(21 October 2016)

Please find below some links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week…

Current emergencies/disasters

State Of Emergency Issued For Nevada Because Of Wildfires http://www.ksgf.com/news/state-of-emergency-issued-for-nevada-because-of-wildfires

Deadly floods inundate central Vietnam http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/deadly-floods-inundate-central-vietnam-161016102856637.html

128 houses damaged, no one injured: Manzanita grateful, but long clean-up ahead http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/10/128_houses_damaged_one-third_o.html

Thousands flee in Philippines as Typhoon Sarika causes landslides and flooding http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2028506/thousands-flee-typhoon-flogs-philippines-causing-landslides

Typhoon Sarika to unleash torrential rain in China, Vietnam following deadly flooding http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/typhoon-sarika-to-bring-heavy-rain-china-vietnam-flooding/60748561

Typhoon Haima is forecast to more directly impact central and northern Luzon http://mashable.com/2016/10/18/super-typhoon-haima-philippines/#IqrkdPdNMkqk

Flood alert issued over fears the River Thames is set to burst its banks http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-weather-flood-alert-issued-over-fears-thames-set-to-burst-its-banks-a3371571.html

Super Typhoon Haima: Philippines evacuates thousands in storm’s path http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37707593?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_news_asia&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Oct 2016: Colima volcano, Bromo, Dukono, Turrialba, Bulusan, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59583/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Oct-2016-Colima-volcano-Bromo-Dukono-Turrialba-Bulusan-Nevado-d.html

Disaster risk reduction

Towards a more equal city http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/Towards_a_More_Equal_City_Framing_the_Challenges_and_Opportunities.pdf

Aletsch landslide: significant acceleration of movement http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/10/14/aletsch-landslide-2/

Ban Ki-Moon says new disaster mortality report “a damning indictment of inequality” http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50600

Natural disasters are costing more but killing less http://www.smh.com.au/national/natural-disasters-are-costing-more-but-killing-less-20161012-gs0gr3.html

Does Charleston area development bear some blame for Hurricane Matthew flooding? http://www.postandcourier.com/20161016/161019760/does-charleston-area-development-bear-some-blame-for-hurricane-matthew-flooding

A disaster that does not happen saves lives and money http://news.trust.org/item/20161013115243-3s6eq/

Why localizing global agendas matters to address urbanization, climate change https://blogs.adb.org/blog/why-localizing-global-agendas-matters-address-urbanization-climate-change

FEMA’s Flood Maps Will Soon Account for ‘Climate Change’  http://www.villagevoice.com/news/femas-flood-maps-will-soon-account-for-climate-change-and-other-newfangled-ideas-9233757

‘Housing plans with flood risk approved’ http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/housing-plans-with-flood-risk-approved-1-8184790

The World’s Poorest Most at Risk From Drought, Conflict http://www.climatecentral.org/news/worlds-poorest-most-at-risk-from-drought-conflict-20793

Aging dams could be next US infrastructure emergency http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/301615-aging-dams-could-pose-next-infrastructure-emergency-in-us

16 Asian nations to discuss disaster risk reduction http://nation.com.pk/national/16-Oct-2016/16-asian-nations-to-discuss-disaster-risk-reduction

Volcanoes might have forced early humans out of Africa, altering the course of our evolution http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/volcanoes-forced-early-humans-out-africa-altering-course-our-evolution-1586852

Review of Economic Benefits from Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Fire Prone Forests of the Southwestern United States https://gallery.mailchimp.com/35f64585b7351c71937d858e9/files/Econ_Final_Web.pdf?utm_source=SW+Fire+Science+Consortium&utm_campaign=ab071705be-Econ_student_board&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b55a38cb2-ab071705be-103138129

Costs of wildfire are ever increasing, the amount of money allocated to pre-wildfire mitigation activities have exponentially decreased https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2016/10/13/the-paper-economic-benefits-of-fuel-reduction-treatments-provides-unique-insight-about-analyzing-benefits-of-fuels-projects-from-an-economist-s-point-of-view#.WAJ5sYrjQPU.twitter

How To Increase A City’s Resilience: The New Orleans Way http://www.forbes.com/sites/federicoguerrini/2016/10/18/how-to-increase-a-citys-resilience-the-new-orleans-way/#1b16e9f0ada9

Non-structural disaster risk reduction measures are on average more cost efficient than their structural counterparts http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50665

How would an Alpine Fault quake affect NZ? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11729209

2 San Francisco-area earthquake faults found to be connected http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/10/19/2-san-francisco-area-earthquake-faults-found-to-be-connected.html

There Won’t Be Resilient Coastal Cities in the 22nd Century http://rebelmetropolis.org/there-wont-be-resilient-coastal-cities-in-the-22nd-century/

A conceptual approach for evaluating the multiple benefits of urban flood management practices http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50456

How a new playground is helping Rotterdam deal with its flooding problem http://www.citymetric.com/fabric/how-new-playground-helping-rotterdam-deal-its-flooding-problem-2524

Fighting the recurrent threat of floods http://prise.odi.org/comment-fighting-the-recurrent-threat-of-floods/

Flood Management: The Soft Path https://www.internationalrivers.org/flood-management-the-soft-path

Emergency management

Cyclists rescue three from car at flooded ford http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-37672259

Mock Disaster Training Hones Response Skills http://www.emergencymgmt.com/training/Mock-disaster-training-hones-response-skills.html

In Eastern North Carolina, Matthew ‘worse than Floyd’ http://www.wral.com/in-eastern-north-carolina-matthew-worse-than-floyd-/16120767/?platform=hootsuite

Insurance and telecoms firms turn to drones for disaster recovery http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/10/17/insurance-and-telecoms-firms-turn-drones-disaster-recovery

The Herculean task facing Haiti https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-herculean-task-facing-haiti/2016/10/16/e6e5a008-90c6-11e6-a6a3-d50061aa9fae_story.html?utm_term=.254fc033b631

Firefighters can learn a lot from a dollhouse http://www.jumpseattraining.com/firefighters-can-learn-a-lot-from-a-dollhouse/

Local Vietnamese Officials Say Dam Operators Made Flooding Worse http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/local-vietnamese-officials-10172016150458.html

Zika and Ebola had a much worse effect on women: we need more research to address this in future https://theconversation.com/zika-and-ebola-had-a-much-worse-effect-on-women-we-need-more-research-to-address-this-in-future-64868

Women’s Experiences in Local Emergency Management https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9yDnpr_Y0EBqIiEMCrn2DGlCvvNM3VVb6r4Z058MndoJGDQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

The effectiveness of early warning systems in the management of urban flooding in Nigeria https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/the-effectiveness-of-early-warning-systems-in-the-management-of-urban-flooding-in-nigeria/

What Was It That Delivered Historic Rainfall to Louisiana? http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/What-Was-It-That-Delivered-Historic-Rainfall-to-Louisiana-/?utm_content=bufferd4b68&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Timely, Reliable Response to Natural Disasters Benefits Households and Economies—Substantially http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/09/30/timely-reliable-response-to-natural-disasters-benefits-households-and-economies?CID=FAM_TT_FinanceMarkets_EN_EXT

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Restless Earth Workshop for Year 10 Geography students http://www.cartography.org.uk/members/education-schools/welcome-to-the-bcs-restless-earth-workshop/

A scientist who was encouraged to write her own press release http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2016/10/13/writing-press-release/

FloodHelpNY – Find out about NYC’s flood risk http://www.floodhelpny.org/

Watch a simulation of an 8.0 earthquake striking Southern California http://www.fresnobee.com/news/state/california/article75791907.html

What’s the Plan, Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers, students, and parents to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events http://www.whatstheplanstan.govt.nz/

Kiwi kids will be better prepared for emergencies thanks to a new online teaching resource http://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/mcdem-and-eqc-join-forces-to-educate-kiwi-kids

The Shum Show: Spreading Like Wildfire http://www.climatecentral.org/videos/news-and-reports/the-shum-show-spreading-like-wildfire?utm_content=buffer6e592&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

We need more media coverage of disaster prevention http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/bf83817e-1ecc-4bb2-96f8-a058eae9f860

Burchardi flood http://datab.us/i/Burchardi%20flood

Flood awareness event to learn more about the risks, what they can do to reduce them http://www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk/%EF%BB%BFawareness-event-to-support-flood-risk-residents-in-coalbrookdale-ironbridge/

A place for learning https://medium.com/a-place-for-learning/foreword-b5a2eb45ae8b#.hisvmsw8s

The Great Washington ShakeOut http://www.shakeout.org/washington/

This couple’s idea of a romantic getaway is chasing tornadoes https://www.wired.com/2016/10/couples-idea-romantic-vacation-chasing-storms/

Munich RE’s natural hazard information portal https://www.munichre.com/touch/naturalhazards/en/homepage/index.html

Winner in tsunami awareness movie competition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwAbvGO7f9Y

Great learning resource for earthquakes, eruptions and emissions http://volcano.si.axismaps.io/

Apps that help you get to know the world around you http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-18/apps-that-help-you-get-to-know-your-world/7918346

Engaging short-term volunteers http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/2016/10/19/a-quick-guide-to-engaging-short-term-volunteers/

Reframing Community Engagement – Loddon Catchment Natural Flood Risk Management workshop https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reframing-community-engagement-loddon-catchment-natural-mehring

Why is a Flood Report so important when buying a home? http://www.lawplainandsimple.com/legal-guides/article/why-is-a-flood-report-so-important-when-buying-a-home

Social media and emergency management

We’re sharing Facebook posts proactively to local groups, joining them and getting involved in the conversation http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/10/12/jonathan-pyke-facebook-post?platform=hootsuite

5 Steps for Handling Social Media During a Natural Disaster http://memarketingservices.com/5-steps-social-media-natural-disaster/

Using social media to create virtual exchanges with refugees http://innovation.unhcr.org/labs_post/social-media-and-sms-outreach/

Five ways that social media is changing journalism in the digital age https://theconversation.com/how-investigative-journalists-are-using-social-media-to-uncover-the-truth-66393

Agencies working together on the same platform to coordinate their emergency response on social media http://www.musterpoint.co.uk/news/2016/10/17/how-musterpoint-helped-the-kent-resilience-forum

Understanding social media use in nine easy graphs http://adage.com/article/news/social-media-poster/305631/

Exploring the Impact of Emergency Responders’ Social Media Activity https://www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/21455

Improving the Accessibility of Social Media in Government https://www.digitalgov.gov/resources/improving-the-accessibility-of-social-media-in-government/

Facebook now lets you poll your friends for local recommendations http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/19/13328120/facebook-social-discovery-recommendations-google-amazon

Older man sitting in Hong Kong Starbucks during flooding goes viral on social media http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37711677

Psychology and disasters

Differences in Empathic Concern and Perspective Taking Across 63 Countries http://jcc.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/11/0022022116673910

The Mental Health Consequences of Natural Disasters http://blog.allpsych.com/the-mental-health-consequences-of-natural-disasters/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Relationship of Acculturation Strategies to Resilience: The Moderating Impact of Social Support among Qiang Ethnicity following the 2008 Chinese Earthquake http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0164484

We care when an airplane crashes. And then we don’t http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/we-care-when-airplane-crashes-and-then-we-don-t

Thousands of people didn’t evacuate before Hurricane Matthew. Why not? https://theconversation.com/thousands-of-people-didnt-evacuate-before-hurricane-matthew-why-not-66724?platform=hootsuite

 

 

4th Special Edition of the TIEMS Newsletter http://tiems.info/images/TIEMS2016NewsletterOctoberSpecialEdition.pdf

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NeilDufty

I write non-fiction about disaster management and resilience. I also write fiction including poems and short stories.

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